Ruby Nelline Smith
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Ruby Nelline Smith, 79, a resident of Athens, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday night, Feb. 9, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.

A lifelong resident of Athens, she was born March 20, 1933, a daughter of the late James and Minnie Webb. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Allyssa Smith; one sister, Betty Bandy; and four brothers: Grady Webb, Lake Webb, Robert Webb and John Webb.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband of 50 years, John Thomas Smith; one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Rachel Smith; one sister, Ruth Cornett; two brothers: Junior Webb and Bill Webb; five grandchildren: Cody Smith, Brandi Smith, Christi Smith, Garrett Smith and Tori Smith; and several other extended family members and friends.

The family will host a memorial celebration at the family home, 340 County Road 370, in Athens, Saturday night, Feb. 16, 2013, at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 404 BNA Drive Suite 102, Nashville TN 37217, in Ruby’s memory.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Ruby and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial Web page and guest book at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Smith family with these arrangements.